When model Megan Gale first met former AFL star Shaun Hampson in 2011, their attraction was immediate.
But with Megan based in Sydney and Shaun in Melbourne, their long-distance courtship began digitally via Skype yet even through computer screens, their spark was undeniable.
"We'd start Skyping around 8pm, then look at the clock and it would be 4am," Megan told The Australian Women's Weekly in 2019.
"It was that giddy, high school thing where you could sleep for two hours then wake up and feel refreshed and energised. You're glowing and bolstered by this new connection."
As they managed to spend more time together in person, their relationship blossomed.
But Megan's public profile meant the paparazzi were quickly on her tail. Before the couple were even exclusive, news of their new relationship was made public.
Shaun was referred to as Megan's boyfriend, before the couple had even had that conversation.
"I was like, 'Hey, I'm trying to play it cool here!'" Megan joked.
But the scrutiny didn't deter Shaun, who reassured Megan their connection was "something quite special".
Now, almost 10 years later, the couple have two children together - River, six, and Rosie, two - and have been engaged for three years, but are yet to set a date.
While their evenings were once spent attending glamorous media events and sitting front row at fashion shows, the genetically-blessed couple are now happily settled down with their little family in Melbourne.
And just like their parents, River and Rosie are full of life.
"He's a pretty quirky, pretty cool kid," Megan says of River.
"He feels very deeply. He's very emotional and he speaks his emotions, which I've always taught him to do."
And she jokingly describes Rosie as "a cross between a wrecking ball and a koala."
"She's cheeky, fearless, determined and just a firecracker."
Megan and Shaun love to post photos of their little ones on social media - and they make a seriously cute family unit.
Keep on scrolling to see the most adorable pictures of Megan Gale and Shaun Hampson's lovely young brood.
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